Steven Jenkins and Joi Named K9 Team of the Year
The Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers awarded Deputy Steven Jenkins and K9 "Joi" with K9 Team of the Year Region 2. This is the second time Jenkins has won this award.
Jenkins has been a deputy for six years and is regarded as one of the best highway criminal interdiction officers in the nation. In the past year, Jenkins has seized more than $250,000 in drug money, along with several pounds of methamphetamine and marijuana being transported through the county.
“The cash that has been seized by Deputy Jenkins has to go through the forfeiture process then is eventually divided between the district attorney’s office and the sheriff’s office. We can then use these funds to pay for vehicles, specialized equipment and training,” Lane noted.
6/02/2020 - On June 2nd, 2020, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office was notified that they had received a much-needed personnel grant that will add $275,000 to the department to pay the salaries and benefits for two new patrol deputies for three years.
3/23/2020 - The Sheriff’s Office is continuing business as normal, as we deal with public emergencies and victims of crimes, we cannot shut down our public contact. We will still respond to calls for service in a timely manner as always.
1/29/2020 - Six individuals were arrested on Jan. 24 after Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, along with detectives from the Sallisaw Police Department, executed a narcotics search warrant on Bawcom Road, near Muldrow.